Science as Worship.

Here's a simply written column by the well-respected scientist, Dr. Francis Collins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Collins, http://www.genome.gov/10000779). He discusses how he landed at the intersection of Science and Faith. Read it here.

A few excerpts:

"Challenged by one of those patients, who asked "What do you believe, doctor?", I began searching for answers. I had to admit that the science I loved so much was powerless to answer questions such as "What is the meaning of life?" "Why am I here?" "Why does mathematics work, anyway?" "If the universe had a beginning, who created it?" "Why are the physical constants in the universe so finely tuned to allow the possibility of complex life forms?" "Why do humans have a moral sense?" "What happens after we die?"

"By investigating God's majestic and awesome creation, science can actually be a means of worship."

3 comments:

Matt said...

Darn it! I saw this article last night and was planning on blogging about it later this weekend. Now I'd just feel cheap doing that....


:) Amazingly cool article.

Jonathan King said...

yup. i'm the fastest blogger in the west. actually, just go ahead and blog about the article, but if you say that i did as well, then it's not as quite as cheap :)

Chairman said...

I'm surprised that you left the article in such a positive light, JK. I thought that you were more of a literal interpretation of the Bible sort of guy. Now, as for me, I'm perfectly OK with picking and choosing which aspects of the Bible are truth for me, so I'm cool with this :-)

-RG